1. The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object (synset 114604877)
    "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
  2. Information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form (synset 106648034)
    "the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
  3. Artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers (synset 103314753)
    "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
  4. Things needed for doing or making something (synset 103735442)
    "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
  5. A person judged suitable for admission or employment (synset 110320321)
    "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
  1. Concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests (synset 302588172)
    "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
  2. Derived from or composed of matter (synset 300629641)
    "the material universe"
  3. Directly relevant to a matter especially a law case (synset 301490990)
    "his support made a material difference"; "evidence material to the issue at hand"; "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"; "a material witness"
  4. Concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being (synset 301783738)
    "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"
  5. Having material or physical form or substance (synset 300632838)
    "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible"
  6. Having substance or capable of being treated as fact;
    Not imaginary (synset 300628097)
    "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "The wind was violent and felt substantial enough to lean against"

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